Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend, April 21-23, 2017

wine cheese 2015 webThis is an incredibly popular event, combining the classic tastes of wine and cheese into one delectable weekend. It is a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake visiting 33 unique, participating wineriesJust check in and pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling cheese-themed dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines.  Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person. 

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Advance Ticket Prices
April 21-23, 2017
 
Friday, 1-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are good for 2-1/2 days. Come for one day or the whole event weekend!
 
$40 per person (wine tasting ticket)
$30 designated driver/non-taster ticket (non-alcoholic beverage offered)
Tickets are non refundable.  Tickets do not include lodging or transportation. Advance ticket sales end by 1:00 p.m. EST the Wednesday before the event weekend.  After that, for events that are not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase at a few designated wineries, with an additional charge of $5 per ticket. Discount codes are not valid for tickets purchased during the event. 
Tickets on sale starting 10/1/16 and can be purchased farther below.

Event Information & Check-in

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Each attendee will enjoy a complimentary sample of the dish served by the winery, paired with about 3 different modest samples of wine intended to complement that dish best.  With so many wineries participating in our events, attendees oftentimes visit many wineries in a day, therefore entire flights of wine samples are not served by each winery during the event. Certainly if you're especially enthusiastic about the samples you enjoyed, you will be permitted to purchase an entire flight of wine samples.

To get started, ticket orders will be securely processed online through our ticketing vendor ShowClix (see below).  You will select a starting winery, this is where you will check-in any time during the event itself and receive your physical tickets.  You will be sent an email confirmation immediately after you've completed the transaction.

Each starting winery is given a limited quantity of tickets.  Because of this, it is even more important that groups of attendees purchase their tickets on one order, to guarantee that all attendees will have the exact same starting winery. Lastly, bundles of tickets can only be picked up by the person who purchased them.

You must start at your chosen starting winery to get checked in. As the purchaser, you will present your state-issued photo ID (driver’s license) get checked in, and their staff will have your actual tickets prepared and ready to hand you.  If there is a gift item for the event, you will pick that up as well.  Participating wineries will require that you have your actual cardstock ticket before you can begin enjoying this event. Printouts of the confirmation email from ShowClix do not qualify as tickets.

Important, Proof of I.D.: Please bring proof that you are 21 years of age or older. Each winery is individually responsible for checking the age of customers, to make sure they are at least 21 years old, so it is possible that you may be proofed at more than one winery.

As a designated driver you are a VIP and we thank you for making our events safer for your family and friends! You will be offered an alternative non-alcoholic beverage with your food sample.

Sometimes our events sell out, so you should purchase your tickets well in advance of the event itself. If you have any questions about purchasing tickets, please call the office during regular business hours at 877-536-2717.

Important group size policies:  Groups of 19 or fewer people can attend the event together without having to make appointments at the wineries.  However groups of 20 and up to 40 people will be accepted only if routed by the Trail office and only a few large groups are permitted to attend this event.  All large groups must be booked 28 days prior to the event weekend.  Few large groups are permitted and we reserve the right to limit the number of large groups and motor coaches purchasing tickets to our events to four (4).  Please call Glenda Stermer-Simpson toll-free to inquire about large group event details at 877-536-2717.

Recipes

Click here for a printable recipe book for 2016
Click here for a printable recipe book for 2015

Click here for a printable recipe book for 2014
Click here for a printable recipe book for 2013
Click here for a printable recipe book for 2012

Event Co-Sponsors

This event does not currently have a co-sponsor beyond the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. If you own a pertinent, regional business and are interested in becoming a co-sponsor, please contact Paul Thomas toll-free at 877-536-2717.

 

Testimonials - Of course we, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, believes this is a terrific event... But don't take just our word for it! Below are some testimonials from past attendees of this annual event:

"One of our favorite memories was the cheese and wine tour in 2000 and Mr Wagner of Wagner Vineyard was scooping out a 96' Merlot out of the barrel. Even though it was a young wine it was very good and Mr. Wagner was very enthusiatic. "
- Mary

"My favorite memory was my first visit to Seneca Lake for Spring Wine and Cheese Weekend about 6 yrs ago. I made my first visit Hazlitt's winery and everyone was singing the Red Cat song and doing jello shots. It was so much fun that I have attended every Wine and Cheese weekend since."
- Cheryl

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